Review: La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Soothing Protective Skincare

The recent heat wave did quite a bit of damage to my sun-sensitive skin where my skin burned really badly and turned blotchy. The ever-so-caring boyfriend panicked and whisked me off to Boots in search of a cure. 
These days, we can’t be bothered going to the GP because the GPs at the University Medical Centre are absolutely rubbish:

Me: Hi Doctor, I’ve got a massive cough + flu that wouldn’t go away!
Doctor: So what do you think you need?
Me: +___+

Um, so yes, no GPs for us for a while! In fact, it’s been a while since I last burned this badly. I was actually using SPF 40 ++ in case you would like to reprimand me for not using sun screen! 
We went past the regular brands for sensitive skin, namely Vichy and Avene but the really short ingredient list on La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane range caught my eye: 
This supposedly soothes all types of irritated (sensitive skin), from being sun-burned right to post-laser treatments.
I am glad I found this product as it really soothed my ‘burning’ skin! Used with Avene’s thermal water spray, I applied a thin layer of this day and night for 2 days and  really noticed a difference where my skin was a lot less irritated and blotchy! Prior to purchasing this I continued using my Biotherm moisturizer which really stung my skin (due to the alcohol content, perhaps?) so I had to stop using it completely and used this moisturizer!
Overall this is a nice simple moisturizer that moisturizes and soothes the skin when it’s extremely irritated! I will be saving this for another extremely sunny day!
Rating: 4/5


  1. Julia August 17, 2011 / 18:02

    I got a sample of this just yesterday! Went to the pharmacy to get Avene Thermal Water Spray for my irritated skin, and the SA noticed my horrible skin. I usually feel offended when someone gives me samples for acne skin etc. (*cough* Body Shop *cough*), but she was rather nice, so I will try this.It's kind of pricey, though, and while it does have a short ingredient list, the sources I gave you yesterday show some not so nice stuff in it, still. 🙁

  2. S August 17, 2011 / 18:08

    Hiya! Do give this a go and let me know how you get on! I didn't use this very long though as I only needed something to soothe my burnt face =p

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